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Former Costa CEO appointed as Domino’s Pizza CEO

Domino’s Pizza Group Plc has today announces the appointment of Dominic Paul as Chief Executive Officer (Designate) with effect from 6 April 2020. He will join the Board as CEO on 1 May 2020.

Paul is a highly experienced leader in the consumer sector, and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Costa Coffee. He led the Costa brand from 2016 to 2019, overseeing its growth ahead of the £3.9bn sale of the business by Whitbread to Coca-Cola last year.

Paul strengthened Costa’s position in the UK where it is a clear market leader, grew new segments such as Drive Thru and Costa Express, accelerated its digital development and restructured and grew the international business.

Prior to this, Paul was Senior Vice President of International with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where he led the business through a period of strong growth. His extensive experience in the travel and leisure industry also includes senior roles at Easyjet, British Midland and British Airways.

Paul has highly relevant experience, which has included building high-performance teams who can collaborate with franchisees to drive high levels of customer satisfaction and achieve outstanding results for shareholders.

Paul will replace David Wild who has previously announced his intention to retire from the business on 1 May 2020.

Chairman Matt Shattock said, “We are delighted to have attracted a CEO of Dominic’s calibre, and I’m very much looking forward to working with him. He is a high energy leader with great experience of driving powerful consumer brands to new heights, and of partnering with franchisees. These are the skills which will be vital as we seek to take this business to the next level.

“I’d also like to thank David for his contribution to Domino’s over the last seven years and for his commitment to the business during this period of leadership transition. We wish him well for the future.”

Paul said, “I am hugely excited to be joining Domino’s. It is a much-loved brand with great people and some of the best franchisees in the world, and there is a strong foundation to build on. I am confident that we can take the business to the next stage of its development, and build a long term and profitable future for our franchisees, colleagues, customers and shareholders.”